We’re launching a brand new feature today: Referral codes!
As of about 10 minutes ago, every Lendle user now has a unique referral code. Find out what your code is by clicking the Find friends link or by visiting your account page.
Tweet it, update your Facebook status with it, email it, get a tattoo of it, shave it into your head — do whatever you like with it — and when someone signs up for Lendle using your referral code, you’ll earn two borrow requests.
New users have seven days to enter a code (the option to do so is located on that user’s account page) so if someone you’ve referred forgets, they have plenty of time to get your referral in.
Even better, if someone signs up using your code, you’ll automatically follow each other.
There’s no limit on how many people you can refer, so get busy, help us grow Lendle, and we’ll help you read the books you love!
Last week, we rolled out a new review feature and, in typical Lendle fashion, our version of reviews comes with a twist.
All book detail pages now include a SOUND OFF tab. Soundbites (reviews) can be up to 100 characters and are posted to book timelines. We’ll also feature a handful of random soundbites on the SOUND OFF tab so that everyone has an equal shot at visibility.
Over the weekend, in keeping with our goal of being as transparent as possible with our numbers, we went ahead and added another statistic to the book detail pages: Average wait for lend.
That is, how long is it going to take for a Lendler to get a particular book, once it has been requested? These are the numbers that we care about, and that we suspect our users care about.
Of course, we could arbitrarily cite the number of users we’ve signed up, but we think of that as an uninteresting statistic, beyond being an incredibly poor metric for success. We’d rather show you what books we have, exactly how many copies are available, and (on average) how quickly you’ll get a book once it has been requested.
Fireflies in December